Elsa & Johanna: The Timeless Story of Moormeland, 07 Sep 2022 — 06 Nov 2022

Elsa & Johanna: The Timeless Story of Moormeland

Elsa & Johanna, a duo of French photographers, open the autumn Season in the MEP Studio with a presentation of their most recent project The Timeless Story of Moormerland.

The series is installed as a specially conceived installation, both as a projection of 160 analogue slides, and as traditional photographic prints. Over a period of four weeks in May 2021, Elsa and Johanna were based temporarily in Northern Germany in several villages in and around Moormerland in Lower Saxony. The artists chose with care houses with a kind of “outmoded charm” in which they stayed long enough to imagine and bring to life various characters; including sad young adolescents, fathers and housewives. The resulting photographs suggest the imaginary lives of the neighbourhood inhabitants through the strange, almost cinematic aesthetic that characterises the work of the duo.

These images, organised as though taken from family albums, mix posed portraits, spontaneous and accidental photographs, and fragments of interiors, proposing multiple and interrelated narratives of imaginary daily lives.

Contacts & Details


Wed, Fri 11am – 8pm;
Thu 11am – 10pm;
Sat – Sun 10am – 8pm

T: + 33 1 44 78 75 00
M: cbrianchon@mep-fr.org

Maison Européenne de la Photographie – MEP, 5/7 Rue de Fourcy, 75004

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